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Kevin de Bruyne

22-Year-Old Midfielder     VfL Wolfsburg  Bundesliga


Belgium

Birthdate:  June 28, 1991    Birthplace:  Drongen, Belgium    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  168 lbs    

January 18, 2014    Kevin de Bruyne News

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De Bruyne has officially signed with VfL Wolfsburg after a transfer from Chelsea, ESPN FC reports.

De Bruyne struggled to get much first team action under manager Jose Mourinho, so a move back to Germany was the best way for him to get more playing time. He spent last season on loan at Werder Bremen and now heads back to the Bundesliga for an undisclosed fee. Borussia Moenchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen, and Schalke all showed interest, although Wolfsburg was the only one willing to meet the Chelsea fee.

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January 17, 2014

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De Bruyne is expected to transfer to VfLWolfsburg, after undergoing a medical exam Friday, Goal.com reports.

De Bruyne hasn't been able to crack the starting XI at Chelsea, so he'll head back to Germany to get some first team football. He spent last season on loan at Werder Bremen, but it sounds like this move could be a permanent one away from Stamford Bridge.

January 10, 2014

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Chelsea reportedly have received two bids for de Bruyne from unnamed European teams, although a fee has not been agreed, the Daily Mail reports.

For all intents and purposes, de Bruyne is done at Chelsea. He has failed to gain much first team action and is expendable enough to be sold during the January transfer window. With a desire to see more playing time, he'll have to hope that Chelsea can agree on a transfer fee and let him go.

December 12, 2013

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De Bruyne's agent is scheduled to hold talks with Chelsea about De Bruyne's future with the team as speculation of a transfer to Germany grows, reports Sky Sports.

The Belgian spent last season on loan at Werder Bremen, but returned to Chelsea this season, only to struggle to make the first team. Speculation has steadily grown as the midfielder seeks more playing time.

November 21, 2013

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De Bruyne has become a target of Atletico Madrid, who could make a move for the Belgium international during the January transfer window, the Daily Mailreports.

De Bruyne has barely played this season and is clearly not in manager Jose Mourinho's plans moving forward. He could be open to a loan move to ensure fitness ahead of next summer's World Cup.

October 8, 2013

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September 30, 2013

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August 18, 2013

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De Bruyne started Sunday's Premier League opener against Hull City and assisted on Oscar's 13th minute goal.

De Bruyne was eventually substituted off for Andre Schurrle in the second half after a very solid performance. He certainly showed why he deserves a spot in Jose Mourinho's Starting XI and it's likely he'll stay there for the time being.